Paper Pleasures featuring the Travelogue of Hentai and Click Volume 1, Reality Show and Spanish Fly Volume 6, and the new Back Issue Bin feature featuring Time Traveler Ai.
That’s it. Summer is wrapping up (of course if you’re me then summer is done as I have already gone back to my usual non-summer work) and we’re slowly getting ready for the new school season and Fall and whatnot (including the launch of the October to December video game season and some of the best games yet slated to come for all consoles and handhelds).
But for us it’s the end of traveling out of town for summer (if you could get out of town or were not traumatized by delays in airports or evacuation from fire zones, flood areas or whatnot that gave you fits whether you were or were not on vacation).
Didn’t go on vacation? How about vacationing vicariously through hentai?
Three titles that take you here to the land of the Spanish, there and here and there, and then lock you away in a house with people whose only redeeming trait is that they’re hot bodied cannon fodder for sex.
Let’s start out with a work from one of the icons of Euro-Erotica, Milo Manara.
Click Volume 1
3 Clicks of the Controller out of 5
If you are a major player in the Amerotica/Eurotica circles then you should know the name Milo Manara by heart. One of the major (if not THE major) talents of the Eurotica circles, Manara has this flair about his creative talent that makes him much in demand. Maybe too much in demand. If you have been around the used book buying circles at places like Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble you probably seen people selling their old Manara stuff sometimes for $100 a pop. One-Hundred- Dollars a Pop (give or take). I know the guy is one of the “in demand” people but that is abit much for a used copy of so-so quality of the work of Manara (isn’t it?) (Apparently nobody ever heard of “reprints” or “collected graphic novels” (or seen the books of Icarus Publishing since I don’t know of a time when Amerotica/Eurotica ever published a book that isn’t “Captain America throwing shield” size flingers).
So then, what are we doing reviewing this? Because… well… why not.
I don’t know if I can review further books (because I don’t want to drop $100 or so per used copy), but let’s see what I can do starting with this… Click! Volume 1 from Eurotica.
Claudia is a rich rich frigid bitch of a woman that seems rather like cold fish of a human being until some ugly pug-dog faced man thing plants a device in her head that amps up her sex drive everytime someone turns the little knob on the controller with the tell-tale “click” of the control.
At first it’s not too bad. She’s only masturbating in a dressing room, or trying to blow off a store associate. Soon she’s masturbating in her bedroom during a major party, making passes at a priest, then she’s taken to a independent flick with her older stereotype of a rich dude only to end up getting banged by some punk dude watching the same… wait a minute, what’s a guy that age and that social class doing watching a snobby hoity toity independent art flick anyway?!? That is so wrong.
Anyway now that she’s an occasionally burning flagpole of female sex (at the turn of a controller that looks like an old controller used to play pong on the Atari 2600) she has to be put into hiding (where she’ll briefly learn the joys of bestiality, shoving candles with diamonds hidden at their base up her snatch, and then the almost joy of being gangbanged by two stupid criminals).
Then the story ends, she has the controller and seems to have given in to her dark side.
Which is good because how many sequels of this book have there been? 3? 4? How many?
I don’t know but the series has just gone on and on past the simple premise of turning a frigid woman into a sexual dynamo, and probably lost it’s charm with each sequel (I glanced briefly at a sequel which involved her traveling to some cult island freak show with freaky guys controlling a large cult of women for sexual servitude and I stopped caring about the specifics of the title after that).
Basically the title is a good start, which seems to have a good continuance (with a James Dean lookalike getting control of the controller) that spirals into an alsoran title that just seems to find new (and less and less interesting) ways to get someone to turn her knob to the full power position and get her horny.
Yeah, nice start but too bad it didn’t carry along past that.
Still if you ever heard of this people swear by the first Click just fine. It’s just future Clicks I have a hard time finding glowing testimonials over. Still I did sorta kinda like this one and give it an average (in a kinda good way) 3 out of 5.
3 Powers of Danny De(Veto) out of 5
Unlike the last one (Click), while I gave it a 3 out of 5 for all the best of reasons… I gave Reality Show a 3 out of 5 for not so good reasons.
Yes. As the name suggests it milks the diseased zombified cow of Reality TV like nobody’s business.
And the show? Yes. It’s Big Brother. I know Big Brother is still going strong, whether I want it to or not. I mean dammit, everytime I thought the show would come crashing down it keeps on going and going. This is no better, only it’s creator Messina did do one saving grace… he filled it with hot looking women (and, yes, men) who look good while fucking. Too bad he took hot bodies, big breasts, slick looks and so on and used it to replace personality and anything remotely redeeming about these people.
They’ve been in the house for a month and they’re all horny as heck.
Now they’re finally going to get each other off anyway possible.
Lesbian. Straight. Orgy. Masturbation. Whatever.
Oh, and then get voted off by the prudes in the network or whatever until the last personality-less shrew with a plan remains to win the prize in the end. Whatever the prize is.
And that is basically what the story is. Sex linked with a parody of Big Brother that doesn’t go far except for the fact that it’s just good for sex that just goes abit and that’s it.
It is what it is, nothing more.
You’re not buying this for the story.
You’re not buying this for the depth of character or personality.
You’re buying this for a smathering of sex and hot bods and that’s it.
Whatever. It’s alright for a good horny read but it won’t be any deeper than that.
3 hot masturbating sexy females out of 5.
Spanish Fly Volume 6
4 Lubes of Spanish Fly out of 5
Milo Manara is one of the major powers of Eurotica.
Another is Totaling. You might be familiar with his better known titles, this being one of them.
Spanish Fly is a collection of volumes covering a batch of tales covering hot blooded Spanish women who make their lovers happy they’re alive (and have enough personality to actually score better than a 3 out of 5 to boot). Somehow this particular volume seems to have a religious tinge to it.
Lucky for this ordinary guy in the first story he just banged a hot female… he ends up getting the shit cracked out of him by cops when he throws up on their squad car a few minutes later. Not good.
Then there’s this religious priest who first sees hot women turn into dickgirls and bang each other in his mind’s eye while on the streets bitching at people… then he rapes a woman seeking confessional in his mind, then gets same woman pregnant and they burn her at the stake.
There’s other bangings going on here.
Good banging, bad banging, guy in a closet paying to watch the pizza guy bang a woman, rich old dude having his tall hot “maid“ (yeah, maid, right) help bang his prostitute for the night. Lots.
Thing is however, unlike Reality Show which was all sex no personality there is abit of a personality to the title, and the characters which is a step above what we’ve reviewed before this.
Totaling has done a good spin on this title, and with at least 6 Volumes out as of this review (maybe more though I have no idea where this title is now) it is a little guilty pleasure of a read that should have a spot in your collection. Drawn well, with some vastly interesting tales of erotic bliss and excess throughout the series (this being no exception), Spanish Fly should help enhance your… well… whatever it was that Spanish Fly (the product usually sold only in adult porn magazines) helped with.
4 Spanish Ladies of the Night out of 5.
Hmm? Oh, it looks like we have time so let’s introduce a new category this month…
Back Issue Bin Hentai
Every so often, when we have some spare time (and spare words) let’s delve into the old back issue bin and see what we can find for recommendation (or non recommendation).
This month let’s take a trip through time, space and known reality with abit of Time Traveler Ai.
CPM Manga’ Time Traveler Ai (English - 1999, Japanese - 1994)
2 Horny Trips Through Time out of 5
It’s coming up to being 20 years old, this title when it was translated into English, and yet somehow it doesn’t seem to have held up well as other titles (La Blue Girl the Original Manga for instance.
Ai is some kind of model slash stereotype alsoran female that looks like her character design was lifted from a certain more “popular” character (of the time) in an itsy bitsy bikini (occasionally flirting with nearly topless pics) who, along with her camera crew, is taking pictures by the beach. That is interrupted when the spirit of an old guy lures them into a cave with a thing shaped like a UFO which holds the key to time travel in the form of a necklace whose power is triggered by female ecstasy… yeah, basically everytime Ai cums she takes a trip through time. Gee. I don’t think we’ve heard that kind of plot since the 90’s (oh, wait, this IS from the 90’ s!)
Aren’t you glad the fixation of hentai in the 21st Century is mega tits, anthology sex romps and… bleah… yaoi? I am… except for the yaoi thing. That’s not my reviewing bag. (Sorry.)
Once the “artifact” gets her male camera crew horny enough to jump her and get her off, the trip through time and space begins starting off with a trip to Ancient Rome… what? You mean this traverses TIME and SPACE… who would have thought it! Don’t get all comfy with the idea, of course, it’s just a pre-tense to get Julius Caesar to dress up in a demeaning doggy motif (urged on by Ai with a leather dominatrix outfit and a whip) just so he can bang Cleopatra (which causes the entire nation of Egypt to get all horny and start banging away)… yeah, that was intelligent.
Oh, and Ai thinks she can get away from some of Rome’s finest by whipping them… yeah, turns out it’s a total turn on to them… go figure. Anyway she cums and once again it’s another trip through time.
Now I missed #2, so I come back in at #3 and she’s the prisoner of Kublai Khan which leads to another way to get Ai off and another trip through time, this time to the Old American West where she ends up in a duel with a pissed off woman who is tired of Ai’s lip (and her calling her old and saggy chested).
And that is just a taste of the substandard, so-so, be glad the 21st Century has better erotica than back then content you have to look forward to if you delve back into the piles of hentai past and come up with Time Traveler Ai.
The artwork is OK but the sketchy sexual content (not to mention the sketchy overall content) is just not as important or big as subsequent releases that make far bette reads than this (even if it does have a Graphic Novel version for you to get ahold of). 2 time travel bangs out of 5.
Furry is as furry does as we look at what may be one of the few (if not the only) Furryotica from Amerotica that has earned a solid 5 out of 5 perfect score.
Less about wall to wall furry sex romp and more focused on it’s furry soap opera with smatherings of sex laced about the read, Omaha the Cat Dancer takes a genre like furryotica and spins it into an engaging soap opera of sex, violence, drama, relationships, humor, and plot twists. Concerning the life and love of a catgirl stripper named Omaha (and the many people who make up her world from friends to enemies), the title is an intelligent read that should have a spot on your collection (and certain to get that coveted perfect 5 out of 5 score though only next month will say for certain). Now split this review into 3 nice bite sized bites of reviews, starting with our first look at the series with Omaha the Cat Dancer Volume 1 to 2, and we have the next possible 5 out of 5 for your consideration in the coming months.
That also means we’ll need some filler content review wise for the month.
Might as well since, technically, I’ll never be able to say everything I want to say about the book there… it being all sexual in content and all… so why don’t I tell you the full unedited 100% truth about what I thought about Cleis Press’ “Lust : Erotic Fantasies for Women”… what? It’s all straight heterosexual sex… or is it? The review of this Notable Novel (another new review category) is next month.
So that’s that. Until next time then see you around!